Thursday, November 5, 2009

Friday's Gracious Giveaways: Gingerbread House Publishing


The winner of last week's F
GG winner is
Rhapsody in Books

Thanks to all wh
o entered!
Good Luck
this week!



Gingerbread House is not just another "pretty picture book" publisher. Instead, they seek to produce children’s titles that fill real needs, and possess enduring appeal. Their newest title is "Hot Cha Cha". It is a "pretty picture book" filled with bright and cheerful illustrations. However, it is so much more.


Hot Cha Cha is about a little girl named Maria who finds a lost key to her city's playground. All of her friends immediately want to know the who, what, where, when, why, and how she found it. Then the adults in the city decide to join in the playground fun. Before you know it, the entire city is celebrating!

This book is perfect for young children . They will thoroughly enjoy its vivid, joyful illustrations, as well as the rhyme and rhythm of its text. However, it can also be used as a teaching tool for upper elementary students. As Gingerbread House describes, "Its scope is much broader, and it can be efficaciously applied to the teaching of verse -- either for writing verse, or for appreciation of it". The following is a list of some of Hot Cha Cha's attributes:
  • It's actually a model for writing.
  • It presents the 5 W's and How as elements of storytelling.
  • It is written in both straight and slant rhyme.
  • It presents alliteration in its body, dealing with consonants.
  • It presents assonance, dealing with vowels.
For this giveaway one lucky winner will receive a hardback copy of Hot Cha Cha.

First Entry Requirement
~ Tell me about your favorite rhyming book.

Additional Entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog. (1 entry)

2. Follow me on Twitter. (1 entry)

3. Tweet about this giveaway. (1 entry per tweet)

*Make sure and leave a comment after this post for each entry so I can give you all the credit you deserve (and don't forget your email address too)! Winner will be announced Friday, November 13, and contacted by email. Winner has three days to contact me at contact@ittybittybookworm.com. After three days another winner will be drawn.*

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42 comments:

Erin said...

Not sure it's my all time favorite but it's top of mind since I just saw it on the bookshelf tonight while picking bedtime books. Hooper Humberdink...? Not Him! by Theo LeSieg aka Dr. Seus :)
Erin
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Jennifer Leigh said...

Thanks for the linky!

Katy said...

We love rhyming books at our house! It's hard to pick a favorite. I think my favorite right now is Fox in Socks. I've read it so many times to my son that I don't get tongue-tied as much anymore, and it's fun to hear him giggle at some of the silly rhymes in the book. :)

I'm a follower (Google Friend Connect) and will be tweeting this giveaway @afewmorepages as soon as I finish posting this comment. :)

Katy said...

Just tweeted the giveaway @afewmorepages

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Oh this book looks exciting! My favorite rhyming book is Green Eggs and Ham.

The Fifth Street Mama said...

I follow you on twitter!

Shelley said...

Thank you for the linky!

I just love the graphics on your site!!

christin said...

Right now our favorite rhyming book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom:) Thanks for the chance!!
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Andrea (ace1028) said...

Green Eggs and Ham is my all time fave!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

I follow you!

wmmahaney said...

We love Sandra Boynton's Moo Baa La La La. So cute.

wmmahaney said...

I subscribe on google reader.

The Gosfam said...

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is definitely the favorite at our house. Wocket in My Pocket is a close 2nd.

The Gosfam said...

I subscribe: mattles22@yahoo.com

The Gosfam said...

I follow on twitter: Gosfam

Honey Mommy said...

For Halloween we got a book called "Room on the Broom" which is a story told in rhyme. My boys love it!

Erica said...

my favorite childrens ryhming book is Green Eggs and Ham

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Trish said...

Love Green eggs and ham and chica chica boom boom. both of these have been read many many times in my house. thanks trishbazin@yahoo.com

Erica said...

i follow you on twitter

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Julie said...

We love most of the Dr. Seuss books, but I really enjoy reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to the kids because of the rhyming.

The girl who painted trees said...

Do you know a great book called Each Peach, Pear, Plum?
That is my favorite rhyming book.

My second favorite is Peek a Boo written by the Alhbergs.

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Midday Escapades said...

Woohoo – thanks for the linky! I also have a Giveaways Galore linky that everyone can use: http://bit.ly/jIbPb.

I will also add your button to my Galore page as a Friday linky.

MJ said...

Since I'm getting into the holiday spirit, I'll have to go with "Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving! My kinders always love it, even tho they don't get the humor!

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MJ said...

I subscribe

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MJ said...

I follow on Twitter - sumrthyme

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Joannof10 said...

Our favorite rhyming books are any of the Dr. Seuss books, especially The Cat in the Hat

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Joannof10 said...

I subscribe to your blog

Kim said...

I love Hop on Pop myself. :)

Kim said...

twitter follower- kgail11

Kim said...

subscriber

Jessica said...

One of my children's favorite rhyming books is Goodnight Moon. They love it!

Thank you for a chance.


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Jessica said...

I subscribe to your blog via google.


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Dolphin Girl said...

Green Eggs and Ham!

Bethie said...

My fav book is Cat in the Hat. My kids can listen to that over and over.

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Winning Readings said...

Got tons of them, but the one I'm thinking of right now is One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss...

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Winning Readings said...

And we subscribe!

Also posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/hot-cha-cha.html

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pippirose said...

My fave: Green Eggs and Ham.
:o)
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pippirose said...

I follow your blog.

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pippirose said...

I subscribe on Google Reader.

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Julie said...

I like Go Dog Go by Dr.Seuss

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Julie said...

feed sub through Google Reader

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